AME 80:101-103 (2017)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/ame01851

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Progress and perspectives in aquatic microbial ecology: highlights of the SAME 14, Uppsala, Sweden, 2015

Eva S. Lindström1, Paul A. del Giorgio2,*

1Department of Ecology and Genetics/Limnology, Uppsala University, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
2Départment des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Montréal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
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ABSTRACT: The presentations and discussion during the Symposium of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (SAME) in Uppsala, Sweden, in August 2015 highlighted new directions and challenges in the study of aquatic microbial communities. In this virtual Special Issue, plenary speakers and meeting awardees explore these challenges. The contributions cover a wide range of topics from the use of molecular analyses of microbial communities to cultivation and stoichiometric analyses. The virtual Special also includes theoretical developments on the concept of rarity to community assembly. A common theme for the Special is, however, the importance of a combination of different approaches in order to deepen our understanding of the ecology of microbial communities.


KEY WORDS: SAME 14 · Molecular tools · Cultivation · Stoichiometry · Assembly · Rarity · Community assembly · Ecological interactions


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Cite this article as: Lindström ES, del Giorgio PA (2017) Progress and perspectives in aquatic microbial ecology: highlights of the SAME 14, Uppsala, Sweden, 2015. Aquat Microb Ecol 80:101-103. https://doi.org/10.3354/ame01851

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